Rack Railways in Europe and the UK

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Rack Railways in Europe and the UK

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:22 pm

I suggested a discussion about Funiculars in real life and in models a while back. I have been wondering whether a similar thread about Rack Railways might be of interest. Some real life examples follow and one example of a model which I came across on a French forum to which I belong. The model is delightful .......

First the one UK example ..... The Snowdon Mountain Railway .....

https://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk

https://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/journey-to-the-summit

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Re: Rack Railways in Europe and the UK

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:25 pm

This next post covers a now long-gone rack railway in the South of France. It carried passengers from Monaco up to La Turbie:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-15

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Re: Rack Railways in Europe and the UK

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:26 pm

The Brienz-Rothorn Bahn is a delightful line.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... itzerland/

and this lovely model is, I suspect based on it or a similar line,

https://youtu.be/Th8r_Zlt_So

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Re: Rack Railways in Europe and the UK

Postby End2end » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:40 pm

rogerfarnworth wrote:This next post covers a now long-gone rack railway in the South of France. It carried passengers from Monaco up to La Turbie

I went to the region as a child and it's amazing to think there were railways running up the side of those steep hills.
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Re: Rack Railways in Europe and the UK

Postby rogerfarnworth » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:52 pm

My wife and I travelled along the The Rochers-de-Naye Line from Montreux in Switzerland in 2004 ..........

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... naye-line/

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Re: Rack Railways in Europe and the UK

Postby rogerfarnworth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:16 pm

Another 800mm rack railway ........ the Schynige Platte Rack Railway near Interlaken in Switzerland

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... witzerland


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